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Creative Writing Classes & Seminars

Looking for a place to express your inner writer? In each of our three yearly sessions (winter/spring, summer, and fall), we offer creative writing classes on weekday evenings, weekday mornings, and the daytime on weekends. Classes range from those geared for novice writers or those with some writing experience who are looking for a structured environment in which to bloom to those geared for intermediate, advanced, or professional writers.

We offer classes for adults as well as pre-teen and teen writers. Genres and topics offered include a variety of creative writing classes in poetry, fiction, flash fiction, memoir and creative nonfiction, screenwriting, playwriting, storytelling, comic books and graphic novels, songwriting, food writing, science fiction, fantasy, children’s book writing, journaling, and multi-genre writing, as well as seminars in writers craft, research, and professional development.

Class size is usually capped at 8 or 9 students—classes with different maximum sizes are indicated in the class listing. We teach short seminars that meet once all the way to longer workshops that meet up to eight times.

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July 2023

Create A Website & Blog

Are you ready to launch your writing career? You’ll need an online presence where readers can find you. In this class, we’ll work through the step-by-step process of setting up an author website and blog. Learn how to navigate and manage your online presence on the free platform

Saturdays, July 15 - July 22 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

2 sessions

How to Self-Publish Your Book

You’ve written a great book, but the query letter/literary agent/publisher game isn’t your cup of tea. Have you considered self-publishing? With print-on-demand, it's easier than ever to get your book into print—and e-books are even easier! From platform choice to formatting and cover design, this workshop will answer your questions and walk you through the process of getting your manuscript ready to market in both print and e-book formats.

July 29 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT


August 2023

Writing for Blogs

Thinking of starting a blog? It’s a great way to get your writing out into the world and build an audience. In this class we will explore how to start a blog and examine ways to keep a blog fresh and successful. Learn best practices for writing headlines, finding topics, crafting strong blog posts, promoting your blog and more.

Saturdays, August 5 - August 12 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT

2 sessions

Submit Your Work to Magazines, Journals, and Publishers

You’ve crafted your writing; now it’s time to get it published! From formatting to researching markets, tracking your submissions to keeping a positive attitude, we'll dive deep into the basics of submissions to the vast world of literary journals and magazines. Don’t let the fear of rejection--or an unfamiliarity with the process--get in your way. We’ll explore a few tips and tricks to help your writing get placed sooner than later. Plus, we'll explore the many reasons why most work…

August 12 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT


Submitting to Agents and Query Workshop

Are you ready to pursue traditional publishing with a Big 4 or other publisher that requires agented submissions? In this workshop, author Sylvia Liu will walk you through the querying process (how to find agents in your genre using research tools like Publisher’s Marketplace, pitch contests, conferences, and more) and the elements of a successful query and opening first pages. Students will have the opportunity to share and critique each other’s queries (and opening pages, time permitting), and will hopefully…

August 12 @ 1:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT

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The Muse Writers Center strives to be a fully accessible facility. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns or would like to request an accommodation.